Empowering our community to dramatically improve the experience and outcomes for children in foster care because every child deserves a safe, loving family, in a supportive community, where they BELONG.
the need is real.
5000+ children in Virginia are in foster care, and there aren't enough foster families to take them in.
Every year, hundreds of these children wait to be adopted, and many never are. For those who age out of care:
1 in 4 become justice-involved, 1 in 4 do not graduate high school or pass the GED, 1 in 2 experience homelessness, and 1 in 2 develop substance dependency.
Roughly 50% of families who foster quit within a year because they don't get the support they need.
60% of social workers leave the foster care system within the 18 months due to burnout.